It's almost Christmas! No, my birthday! No, actually there's just two more days to go until the BirthWorks Childbirth Educator training here in Syracuse! I'm pretty excited.
For those of you who aren't familiar with BirthWorks, they train childbirth educators and doulas. They have a good deal of information to offer, even to those who are already trained through another organization.
Eventually, I'll be certified as a BirthWorks Childbirth Educator.
The Childbirth Educator training covers:
1.BirthWorks philosphies of childbirth
2.The systems approach to wholistic health care
3.The impact of emotional learning that makes Birth Works a unique program
4.Human values as the foundation of all decision-making
5.Pelvic bodywork and postural alignment advantageous to the baby in helping to prevent a dysfunctional labor
6.The art of discovering belief systems and changing them if necessary
7.Group facilitation and communication techniques through role plays
8.Setting a supportive atmosphere for classes
9.Components of labor, privacy, pain, and vocalization
10.Comfort measures for labor and labor positions
11.Guilt, blame, and judgment issues as they pertain to birthing
12.Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and cesarean decision making
14.Grieving and healing
15.Presentation of class topics and wise use of audiovisuals
For more information, you can visit http://www.birthworks.org/